Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil
Mon. April 20th, 2020, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 10038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19.
If there is any moral consensus in contemporary Europe and North America, it is that the Holocaust was evil. There is less agreement on what happened after the Holocaust, and whether Germany’s attempts to face that evil can be a model for other nations. In her talk Susan Neiman, author and Director of the Einstein Forum, will argue that precisely the slow and difficult path to Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung has important lessons for other peoples seeking to come to terms with their own national crimes. Her focus will be on what Americans can learn in our current struggles over racist history, with a discussion of monuments, reparations, and other fraught questions.